From the eyes of an ordinary consumer, the financial bailout is bound to point to only one thing, save the debt-ridden country from collapsing and nothing else. If only that were the case in doing business then perhaps we would have seen a lot of businesses surviving and economies rising. Sadly, the philosophy of it all is that business is done more than plain business.
There are more business components to consider. One of which is business policies that are sure to be varied, depending on the philosophy of the management team tasked to establish the business venture and create a profit overall. If something goes wrong along the way, you are sure to note that it is not plainly a matter of infusing cash and paying off debt. For how can a business go on surviving if such debts will just accrue over time?
Also, as far as the recourse provided by the government is concerned, it is more than just paying off debt. In exchange, various arrangements such as a stake in the company in the event they fail to settle their financial bailout loan is pegged as one of the key highlights in exchange for a loan. Is that feasible?
As far as companies are concerned, it may be the last hurrah for them. Rather than filing for bankruptcy, they are left with little choices. So in the event they still falter, then the company may give way to political power. If that would be the case, at least they tried and now pass the problem to the government powers. In the end, it is similar to applying a loan using your business as collateral.
Makes you think of the government has a dirty hand in it all. But if that is the philosophy they are applying then they just have to honor it, especially if they sign on the dotted line.
Originally posted on October 9, 2008 @ 3:17 pm